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Historical, biographical, market-related, and overviews of the comic, cartoon, graphic novel world.

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  1. THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC FANDOM

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    The book-length history of comic fandom's early years...now revised and expanded. The Fanzines! The Dealers! The Comicons! An American grass roots movement from its humble origins to its status as a true cultural phenomenon. Covers life before the Golden Age, the birth of Alter-Ego, the advent of the amateur comic strip, the first comicons of the 1960s, and much more. Fanzine mania, regional fan scenes, the coming of pro-zines, the first Overstreet Guide (1970), and finally the 1997 fandom reunion in Chicago. Learn More
  2. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES 1960-1964
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    The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era! Learn More
  3. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES 1965-1969
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    This continues the ambitious series of full-color hardcovers where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! This is the second volume on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969. You get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including the transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon, and DC's resurrection of heros like The Spectre, to new creations like Deadman and Doom Patrol. Learn More
  4. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES The 1970s
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    This ambitious series continues with another full-color hardcover revealing with incredible detail each year from 1970-1979! Covering all the pivotal moments, issues, titles, creators and behind-the-scenes details of the emerging Bronze Age of comics! Including: the "dawn of relevance" with Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams's Green Lantern! Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga! Revisions to the Comics Code that opened the floodgates for monsters and the supernatural! Jenette Kahn's arrival at DC and the subsequent DC explosion! The coming of Jim Shooter and creation of the direct market, vastly expanding the role of comic book specialty stores! Learn More
  5. COMIC BOOK CREATOR #6 Swampmen Muck-Monsters And Their Makers

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    CBC's second double-size annual, examining those creepy man-critters that crawled out of the bayou back in the 1940s, to the explosion of titles in the 1970s, through the memories of the artists and writers who created them! A stunning line-up of interviews discuss Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, The Heap, Lurker of the Swamp, It, Bog Beast, and even Marvin the Dead Thing: Bernie Wrightson, Alan Moore, Mike Ploog, Len Wein, Steve Gerber, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch, Val Mayerik, Jim Mooney, and John Totleben. Learn More
  6. LEAGUE OF REGRETTABLE SUPERHEROES

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    Have you heard of Doctor Hormone, The Conqueror, Kangaroo Man, Nature Boy or Spider Queen? Meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever, with back stories, vintage art, and colorful, tongue-in-cheek commentary. Not-ready-for-prime-time heroes like Bee Man (Batman, but with bees), the Clown (circus-themed crimebuster), the Eye (a giant, floating eyeball; just accept it), and many other oddballs and oddities. Three sections: Gold, Silver, and Modern. Lots of fun!! Learn More
  7. MARVEL COMICS INDEX Volume 1 #4 Fantastic Four

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    Well-known fan George Olshevsky began a series of indices of Marvel comics runs, in which this was the 4th volume. It lists full credits for every issue of FF from #1 through 179, plus 11 Annuals, Silver Surfer #1-18 and a bit more. Includes all credits, storylines, guests, first appearances, and commentary on each issue, with a b&w picture of each cover. Learn More
  8. EC FAN-ADDICT #2 FANZINE
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    Publisher Roger Hill was closely associated with legendary EC fanzine Squa Tront--here he carries on that grand tradition. New, previously unseen artwork and new information about the EC talent: entirely new details on artist Sid Check, Frazetta's youth and first work, Al Feldstein on EC's 3D, the rare Buster Crabbe adventure comics, Al Williamson. Learn More
  9. AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE

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    In this first-ever memoir--illustrated in comic book form by celebrated artist Colleen Doran--Stan Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he has brought to the world of comics. From his first Captain America text story in 1941 to working with Ditko and Kirby, from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies. Learn More
  10. THE LITTLE BOOK OF WONDER WOMAN
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    192 pages of the best images of the Amazon Princess, the greatest female superhero ever. With text by Paul Levitz, author of the Eisner Award winning 75 Years of DC Comics. A small but definitive guide--Film scenes, vintage covers, splash pages and panels, special projects, all narrated by DC's former writer, editor and president! Learn More

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